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From ‘Made In China’ To ‘Sold In China’, Henry S. GAO 2010 Singapore Management University

From ‘Made In China’ To ‘Sold In China’, Henry S. Gao

Research Collection School Of Law

Two years ago, I wrote about a special program called ‘Made in China’, produced by CNN in the wake of the tainted milk scandal. Last month, CNN started to air another ‘Made in China’ program. No it is not that the last program was so popular that they want to bring it back. Instead the new one is a thirty second commercial rumored to have been financed by China’s Ministry of Commerce (who later denied this) in an effort to promote Chinese products.


Corporate Social Responsibility And The Legal Profession, Eugene K. B. TAN 2010 Singapore Management University

Corporate Social Responsibility And The Legal Profession, Eugene K. B. Tan

Research Collection School Of Law

No abstract provided.


Managing Female Foreign Domestic Workers In Singapore: Economic Pragmatism, Coercive Legal Regulation, Or Human Rights, Eugene K. B. TAN 2010 Singapore Management University

Managing Female Foreign Domestic Workers In Singapore: Economic Pragmatism, Coercive Legal Regulation, Or Human Rights, Eugene K. B. Tan

Research Collection School Of Law

Singapore's immigration discourse is deeply influenced by its need to “right-size” its population. As a society that has and remains in need of immigration, contemporary immigration and globalization have rigorously challenged the conventional thinking and understanding of citizenship, as well as notions of who belongs and who does not. Nevertheless, international marriages and pervasive in-and out-migration for purposes of employment, study, and family, conspire to make more pronounced the decoupling of citizenship and residence in Singapore. This transnational dimension sits uncomfortably with the policy makers' desire for, and the imperatives of, state sovereignty, control, and jurisdiction.Although one quarter ...


Adaptable Ideology And Policymaking In Contemporary China: A Case Study Of The Government Response To The Rich-Poor Gap, Gary Stephen Andrasko 2010 Seton Hall University

Adaptable Ideology And Policymaking In Contemporary China: A Case Study Of The Government Response To The Rich-Poor Gap, Gary Stephen Andrasko

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Opportunities And Challenges For Gender-Based Legal Reform In China, Rangita de Silva de Alwis 2010 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Opportunities And Challenges For Gender-Based Legal Reform In China, Rangita De Silva De Alwis

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Asia's Participation In Global Health Diplomacy And Global Health Governance, David P. Fidler 2010 Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Asia's Participation In Global Health Diplomacy And Global Health Governance, David P. Fidler

Articles by Maurer Faculty

This article provides a framework for thinking about Asian approaches to and impact on global health diplomacy and governance that might contribute to more sophisticated analyses on Asia in global health politics, diplomacy, and governance. First, the article examines the "rise of Asia" and "rise of health" as overlapping but unconnected developments in international relations. Second, it analyzes how the shift of power and influence towards Asia, largely caused by China's and India's emergence as great powers; affects global health politics and potential Asian contributions to global health diplomacy and governance in the future. Third, the article looks ...


The Islamists Are Not Coming, Charles KURZMAN, Ijlal NAQVI 2010 Singapore Management University

The Islamists Are Not Coming, Charles Kurzman, Ijlal Naqvi

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Do Muslims automatically vote Islamic? That's the concern conjured up by strongmen from Tunis to Tashkent, and plenty of Western experts agree. They point to the political victories of Islamc parties in Egypt, Palestine, and Turkey in recent years and warn that more elections across the Islamic world could turn power over to anti-democratic fundamentalists.


Chinese Culture In Western Shadow: Sichuan Shadow Puppetry, Margaret CHAN 2010 Singapore Management University

Chinese Culture In Western Shadow: Sichuan Shadow Puppetry, Margaret Chan

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

No abstract provided.


Conversations With A Crime Boss: Doing Asian Criminal Business, Nafis HANIF, Mark FINDLAY 2010 Singapore Management University

Conversations With A Crime Boss: Doing Asian Criminal Business, Nafis Hanif, Mark Findlay

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Media piracy, in Malaysia, is organised through illicit negotiations between a dominant crime syndicate and consumers, street-corner gang leaders, the Malaysian police, custom officers and directors of the Malaysian Film Censorship Board. These key social actors who crossover class, race, religion, gang membership, and bridge porous legitimate and illegitimate commercial and political sectors of society establish a mutually collaborative relationship by negotiating their asymmetrical social capital, according to a conventional cost-benefit analysis. Contextual analyses of these illicit interactions identify criminal enterprise opportunities and plot the interactive progress of enterprise as it unfolds, against models of organisational and functional inter-connection. The ...


Celebrating Community: A Chinese Temple Procession Brings Chinese Culture To Life In Jakarta’S Streets, Margaret CHAN 2010 Singapore Management University

Celebrating Community: A Chinese Temple Procession Brings Chinese Culture To Life In Jakarta’S Streets, Margaret Chan

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

Chinese temples from all over Java staged what was probably Jakarta’s largest ever Chinese religious festival. Accompanied by musicians, lion and dragon dancers, hundreds of devotees paraded through the streets of Glodok, Jakarta’s Chinatown.


The Beginning Of The End? Agricultural Modernization And Dissolution Of The Peasantry In Contemporary China, Qian Forrest ZHANG, John A. DONALDSON 2010 Singapore Management University

The Beginning Of The End? Agricultural Modernization And Dissolution Of The Peasantry In Contemporary China, Qian Forrest Zhang, John A. Donaldson

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

No abstract provided.


Managing Capital Flows: The Case Of Singapore, Hwee Kwan CHOW 2010 Singapore Management University

Managing Capital Flows: The Case Of Singapore, Hwee Kwan Chow

Research Collection School Of Economics

The resurgence of private capital inflows into Asia in recent years has raised the question of whether the region is susceptible to yet another financial crisis. While a sudden large-scale reversal of capital flows is not likely to result in a liquidity crunch or balance of payments crisis, the attendant sharp corrections in asset prices will have an adverse impact on the economy particularly through indirect channels. We present, in this study, Singapore’s experience in managing the risks posed by capital flows as well as the retention of control over exchange rates and monetary conditions. It is the overall ...


Enhancing Income Opportunities, Rashiel Verlarde, Tomoki FUJII, Ulrich Lächler 2010 Singapore Management University

Enhancing Income Opportunities, Rashiel Verlarde, Tomoki Fujii, Ulrich Lächler

Research Collection School Of Economics

Accelerating growth is essential for poverty reduction. As argued earlier, poverty has failed to decline significantly since the East Asian Crisis due to insufficiently dynamic growth, a high degree of income inequality that reduces the income elasticity of poverty reduction, and an apparent worsening of the income distribution. The first step toward addressing this failure is to accelerate growth, which will not be easy in the short run while the global slowdown continues to run its course. Moreover, even though the global crisis is gradually bottoming out, the post-crisis external environment is likely to be much less favorable than before ...


The Right To Survival In The Democratic People’S Republic Of Korea, Jiyoung SONG 2010 Singapore Management University

The Right To Survival In The Democratic People’S Republic Of Korea, Jiyoung Song

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

For the past decade, the author has examined North Korean primary public documents and concludes that there have been changes of identities and ideas in the public discourse of human rights in the DPRK: from strong post-colonialism to Marxism-Leninism, from there to the creation of Juche as the state ideology and finally 'our style' socialism. This paper explains the background to KIM Jong Il's 'our style' human rights in North Korea: his broader framework, 'our style' socialism, with its two supporting ideational mechanisms, named 'virtuous politics' and 'military-first politics'. It analyses how some of these characteristics have disappeared while ...


The Globalization Of World Politics: Case Studies From Australia, New Zealand And The Asia Pacific, 2009 Selected Works

The Globalization Of World Politics: Case Studies From Australia, New Zealand And The Asia Pacific

Anne Cullen

No abstract provided.


Extractive Regimes: Toward A Better Understanding Of Indonesian Development, Paul Gellert 2009 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Extractive Regimes: Toward A Better Understanding Of Indonesian Development, Paul Gellert

Paul K. Gellert

This article proposes the concept of an extractive regime to understand Indonesia's developmental trajectory from 1966 to 1998. The concept contributes to world-systems, globalization, and commodity-based approaches to understanding peripheral development. An extractive regime is defined by its reliance on extraction of multiple natural resources in the formation of an economic and political order that is also supported by global and regional forces. After elaborating the concept of an extractive regime, the article illustrates it through examination of Indonesia's developmental trajectory from its formation in the post–World War II era to its firm establishment during Suharto's ...


Rival Transnational Networks, Domestic Politics, And Indonesian Timber, Paul Gellert 2009 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Rival Transnational Networks, Domestic Politics, And Indonesian Timber, Paul Gellert

Paul K. Gellert

Scholars interested in the promotion of ‘‘good governance’’ and those interested in transnational advocacy networks both are concerned with the potential power of external actors to alter domestic political structures. This article analyses the networks promoting neo- liberalisation and democratic practices in Indonesia’s forestry sector as rival transnational net- works. The analysis finds that the Asian economic crisis and collapse of the Suharto regime provided a political opening for alliances between the two rival networks that helped to bring down the ruling oligarchy in timber, but the power of domestic oligarchs controlling the sector remains strong. In brief, there ...


A Conceptual Analysis, riccardo pelizzo 2009 Nazarbayev University

A Conceptual Analysis, Riccardo Pelizzo

Riccardo Pelizzo

No abstract provided.


Affirming Difference, Chang Yau HOON 2009 Singapore Management University

Affirming Difference, Chang Yau Hoon

Dr Chang Yau HOON

No abstract provided.


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